History

Formed in 1896, St. Blazey Football Club is situated in Mid Cornwall five miles from St. Austell and two miles from The Eden Project. Our ground has a capacity limit of 3000, has what are considered to be the best floodlights in Cornwall and is set in a picturesque valley with a river running along one side of the ground. We boast dressing rooms only built in 1988 with gas heated showers supplying large amounts of hot water in clean and comfortable surroundings.The Clubhouse adjoins the dressing rooms, and has a well appointed room with stage and dance floor together with its own large bar kitchen and toilet facilities. There is also a large lounge bar which offers pool, darts, satellite TV and gaming machines, whilst upstairs we can provide a game of snooker on two full size tables in spacious surroundings.

The club offers a range of first class entertainment, most weekends. Check out what is due via Cornwall Info What’s On Guide. The club can also offer facilities for hosting functions, parties, weddings or conferences. Contact Us for further details.

Club History

St. Blazey AFC were formed in 1896, by Dr. E.S.S. Davis who was also one of the earliest members of the Cornwall County Football Association. In the early days, the club played at Junior status, winning the Eastern Divisional Cup, the Junior Cup and the Bodmin and District League Cup in 1909, a feat they repeated twelve months later. The club moved up to senior Status in 1910-11.

After the First World War records were poorly kept, but two Senior Cup Finals were reached in the early thirties. Success at Senior level came in 1935-36 when the Senior Cup, Charity Cup and Herald Cup were won, the first side to win all three trophies in one season. The club has since won the Senior Cup on seven further occasions. The club became founder members of the South Western Football League in 1951, where they have played ever since. They have been the second most successful team in this competition winning the league title on six occasions and the league cup five times.

St Blazey AFC South Western League Champions 1954/55With Wadebridge, St. Blazey share the record of being the only Cornish teams to have played in the FA. Cup, Trophy, Vase and the old Amateur Cup. Their best performance was in reaching the first round proper of the FA Trophy in 1971 losing after a replay to Bromsgrove Rovers. To this day the club enters the FA. Cup and FA. Vase every season.

St. Blazey were the first Cornish club to transfer a professional player to a Football League club when Bob Swiggs joined Plymouth Argyle for £600. Shaun Taylor of Swindon Town and most notably England International Nigel Martyn have progressed from club to League Football.

 

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St Blazey Honours.

South Western league Winners. 13 Occasions
South Western league Runners up. 10 Occasions.
East Cornwall League Winners, 1 Occasion.
Cornwall Senior Cup Winners. 11 Occasions.
Cornwall Senior Cup Runners up.10 Occasions.
Charity Cup Winners. 5 Occasions.
Charity Cup Runners up. 1 Occasion.
South Western League Cup Winners. 3 Occasions.
South Western League Cup Runners up. 3 Occasions.
Throgmorton Cup Runners up. 1 Occasion.
Cornwall Junior Cup Winners. 2 Occasions.
Cornwall Junior Cup Runners up. 1 Occasion.

FA CUP Best Performance
Fourth Qualifying Round: 1998–99

FA Trophy Best Performance
First Round: 1970–71

FA VASE Best Performance
Fifth Round: 2002–03